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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Apr 30, 2012 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle - Top Three

I honestly cant believe so many people are picking 4/29 over 8/6. The way Jerry jams 8/6 is absolutely perfect, building up to a high crescendo and maintaining it before leading everybody back into the riff. His licks on it are absolutely furious. It might be my favorite Jerry "solo" ever.
The 4/29 jam is longer, sure, but I feel the arc of the jam on 8/6 is much more powerful and he seems to be playing with so much more ease throughout. His flow of ideas is so much more seamless imo. He was definitely channeling something in that performance, whereas theres moments in 4/29 where it feels like theyre trying to find the groove.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 30, 2012 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: time to RECOUNT the votes!!!

Ah, thanks casper and wisconsin! A return to sanity here at the Forum.

;)

Seriously, I have long used THAT solo for precisely that reason (my old, "but wait til you HEAR this!!!" when talking to someone about how good Jerry was, etc.).

I use that song from 71, and the StSt from Jun 68, which GoP listened to in person, BTW, and then portions of the 9/19/70 show (excerpts from DS, STSt and CCS jam, etc).

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 30, 2012 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: time to RECOUNT the votes!!!

I agree 8/6 is top-dog and I say the same thing(wait til you hear this), but I alawys put the emphasis on THIS.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Apr 30, 2012 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle - Top Three

i'm with ya on that opinion.

I also think 8/7 has a version superior to either april show. Phil thumps!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 30, 2012 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle - Top Three

Yes! Phil is overlooked in this discussion thus far, but figures into the 8/6 moreso for me than April ones (mix? dunno; 8/7 too).

BTW, this makes you and Caspers enlightened, moral individuals (see other post elsewhere).

;)

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